Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers amongst Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Systems Software Developers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,790
25th Percentile Wage
$81,320
50th Percentile Wage
$102,050
75th Percentile Wage
$122,960
90th Percentile Wage
$148,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems software developers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $148,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.63
25th Percentile Wage
$39.10
50th Percentile Wage
$49.06
75th Percentile Wage
$59.12
90th Percentile Wage
$71.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.22. The median hourly salary is $49.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.63.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,0500.10%10.31%
2015101,9505.15%-
201496,7003.95%-
201392,8801.45%-
201291,530--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Illinois ranges from $85,990 to $103,410. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $103,410. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $102,320). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $85,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$103,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$102,320
Bloomington-Normal
$100,560
Rockford
$96,290
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$92,550
Peoria
$88,890
Champaign-Urbana
$86,150
Springfield
$85,990


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